To test the concept we built the first prototype out of steel-reinforced PVC. We used a rear ramp which was long and difficult to board, but based on people's reactions, we knew we were onto something!
It was around this time we met Ike Reynolds, who shared our passion for the concept. Ike took the tilting floor idea to a new level when he built this prototype.
We decided to beef up the frame from 3/4" to 1". We also shortened the front end redesigned the tilting floor. We also went with a bigger battery for reliability and range.